News and Blog 2014-2016
Kirkwind Poppet At Kirkbridgend AW(D)
Rock Star AW(G)
Available At Stud
Past Litter 2016
Past Litter 2013
We were Kennel Club Assured Breeders and have passed our inspection but the annual fees were too high for us to remain members.
Please note that these are just plans and are subject to change.
My current planned litter is that I hope to have a second and final litter from Elektra (Ellie, Kirkbridgend Rock Star AW(G)) in late 2020,
once she has had a chance to compete more in agilty. The plan with this litter currently
will be to breed for showing but mainly agility but this may change depending on my focus in the future. I hope to use a stud dog that is or carries red (chocolate/ brown) for this mating in the
hope of producing some nice reds from the rare red gene that Ellie carries. Again the sire will still need to be a KC registered BC, fully health tested
and have an excellent temperament. I will also ensure that it has good conformation and a good pedigree behind it.
If you are looking for a puppy sooner please use my
Links page and try the breeders I have listed, Champ Dogs and the Border Collie Breed Clubs. For information on and pictures of our previous litters please see our
Past Litter 2013 page and our Past Litter 2016 page.
Puppies will be brought up in the house as part of the family and with our cat. They will be used to all the usual household noises etc.
They will not be allowed to leave us until they are 8 weeks old.
All our puppies will be KC breed registered.
Puppies are likely to be high drive and will be most suited to competitive dog
sports homes (agility, HWTM, etc) where they will have a job and be allowed to work and use their brains as well as being loved.
All homes will be assessed as suitable before people are added to my waiting list.
All puppies will come with a puppy contract, large puppy pack, full breeder back up and lifetime support.
All pedigrees will be fully endorsed with the KC as not to be bred from or exported and these endorsments are unlikely to be lifted.
Puppies will be microchipped, BAER hearing tested and eye tested by a BVA specialist (litter screen) as well as the normal puppy health checks.
Please note that I will never under any circumstance home 2 puppies from the same litter together.
I will only ever breed from fully health tested dogs with good results.
If you would be interested in a puppy from a future litter then please contact me by email or via our Facebook Group telling me why you would like one of our puppies,
where you live, what sort of life you could offer a puppy and what previous experience you have with dogs, particularly Border Collies. If you don't have time to write a long email giving me lots of information
then you don't have time for a Border Collie puppy! If you don't hear back from me within 48 hours after messaging me through Facebook, please post on the group so I know to check my 'Others' hidden inbox.
WARNING: Our puppies are likely to inherit the belief that they are lap dogs and require huge amounts of love, cuddles and kisses to survive!!
Achievements of the planned puppies relatives:
As well as many making excellent loving companions, there are also some high achievers related to these planned puppies on both sides of their lines. Their pedigree will also include
the fantastic Sh Ch Grandver Celtic Quest whose line itself includes the famous Sh Ch Brooksbid Country Classic. There are many ISDS dogs behind the lines as well as some of the
famous NZ lines and a dash of Aus.
Agility achievers include Ag Ch Bekkis Carbon Copy (sired by Littlethorn Continental), Ag Ch Littlethorn Saxo and Littlethorn Evo who is on the Czech
International Agility Team as well as doing well in the show ring.
Youtube footage of Littlethorn Evo (Bree) and
Littlethorn Evo and Littlethorn Saxo (Nexee) competing in agility.
On Ellie’s maternal side her grandsire is also the grandsire of Ag Ch Arnpriors Made Of Honour (Sian Illingsworths European Champion Maybe).
Ellie’s dam Poppy has a litter mate competing in Grade 6 and Poppy herself has gained her Agility Warrant Diamond (AW(D)) the top UK agility warrant title and competes in G7 including Championship classes
where she has already qualified for and competed in a Final starting from running order 6. She has become an amazingly consistent and honest agility dog.
Please see Poppy's page for her list of agility awards. Ellie did really well and came on very quickly and consistently over her first winter of agility and
I had some great commments from judges about her! She then had a break to have her litter. Her first full season at KC went well with lots of top 10 placings at
big champ shows including KCI and she gained her Agility Warrant Bronze. She now has her Agility Warrant Gold and is competing in Grade 6. The pups from Ellie's first litter are all
doig well at agility. Thea won 2 G3 jumping classes at her first agility show, qualifed for the SWAG Beginners Steeplechase Final at the UKA Finals competing in her first Beginners Steeplechase class
and won lots of Beginners Jumping classes in her first year. In 2019 she had 17 wins of standard classes at KC shows, 1 agility and 16 jumping as well as many other top placings and has gained her
Agility Warrant Bronze (AW(B)) and almost has her Silver.
The star of Ellie's first litter is Bolt (Kirkbridgend Zeus) along with his brilliant owner/ handler who did amazingly in
his first season competing. He has won from Grade 2 to Grade 4 and not only qualified for the UKA Performance Challenge Final, he also won the final at the Grand Finals!!
Sheep herding achievers include Littlethorn Qashqai who is registered with the ISDS on merit and UK full Champion Ch Littlethorn Colt SBCHT who has passed his herding test.
Heelwork to music acheivers include DKHMCH Littlethorn Avensis (Doggie) DKMCH HTM Dog of the Year 2012
and competes internationally and Littlethorn Feet of Flames (Hero) who has represented Denmark at Crufts in HWTM 3
times as he won the Danish Kennel Club Freestyle Dog of The Year 3 times! Only 1 dog from each country gets this honour per year!
Flyball achievers include Littlethorn Uno who was the fastest flyball dog in the UK in his day and Ellie’s litter mate Mabel (Kirkbridgend Rockin Around)
now competes with the Sussex Screamers and has super fast box turns.
Showing achievers include Ellie’s grandsire Sh Ch World Ch Littlethorn Continental, the only UK owned and bred World show champion, Athena's sire Sh Ch Littlethorn Triton who was the top winning male border collie puppy 2013
and Border Collie Puppy Of The Year 2013 and many other show champions. Sh Ch Littlethorn Triton, is a show champion and Athena's grandsire, Sh Ch Sashdan Smokin Joe, is the leading Pastoral Sire 2015, the sire of the Top Winning Border Collies of 2016, Dog and Bitch,
Sh Ch Fayken I am Legend and Sh Ch Fayken Indecent Proposal and also sire to Crufts 2015 BOB Sh Ch Calykiz Smoke On The Water. A beautiful and loving three quarter sister to Athena,
Littlethorn Shelby JW, has her studbook number through her Junior Warrant, has an RCC before turning 2 and a CC and was Reserve Border Collie Puppy Of The Year 2015.
Ellie herself was placed at Crufts 2015 and qualifed for Crufts 2016, 2017 and 2018. She gained her Stud Book Number, Crufts qualifying her for life, winning Limit Bitch at Bournemouth Champ Show 2018 under Jeff Horswell.
Her dam Poppy has qualifed for Crufts three times before becoming a Veteran and since then has gained her Stud Book Number, Crufts Qualifying her for life, with 3rd in Open Bitch at Paignton Champ Show 2018 under Tom Johnson
and has been doing well in veteran classes. Poppy's her sire Rocky has 1 CC and 2 RCC making him Crufts qualifed for life.
Athena and Cole qualified for Crufts 2018 and Junior Of the Year 2018 and Cole qualified for Crufts 2019 as the first attempt. Cole qualified for Crufts 2020 a his first attempt and Thea at her 2nd attempt.
Even if you don't want to show your pup
these great show results show the excellent confirmation and movement of these dogs which benefits them generally for basic health and well being and will aid them in any sport.